Historic Overview Gilbert Desmet I

Rider

Overall Rank129
NameGilbert DESMET I
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth03-Feb-1931 - Roeselare (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Gilbert Desmet (2 February 1931, Roeselare), nicknamed Smetje van Lichtervelde, is a retired Belgian cyclist, professional from 1952 to 1967. In the 1956 Tour de France, he wore the yellow jersey for 2 days, and in the 1963 Tour de France he wore it for 9 days. Desmet won 101 professional courses, including Paris–Tours, La Flèche Wallonne and Four Days of Dunkirk. His best result in the Tour de France was his 4th place in 1962. He finished second in the 1959 Paris–Roubaix.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

La Flèche Wallonne 1964
Paris - Tours 1958
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 1958
Vuelta a España - stages 1958 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1960 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1962 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1965 (1)
More results

Seasons

Gilbert Desmet I - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1951 Individual 43 447
2. 1952 Groene Leeuw 8 755
3. 1953 Groene Leeuw 111 288
4. 1954 Groene Leeuw - Huret 233 175
5. 1955 Groene Leeuw 43 481
6. 1956 Bertin - D'Alessandro 1048 32
7. 1957 Faema - Guerra 209 202
8. 1958 Faema - Guerra - Clément 1538 17
9. 1959 Carpano 1113 23
10. 1960 Carpano 1176 24
11. 1961 Carpano 1182 29
12. 1962 Carpano 1195 27
13. 1963 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 1789 6
14. 1964 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 2207 7
15. 1965 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 1137 30
16. 1966 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 259 171
17. 1967 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 229 191
18. 1968 Individual 13 462
Overall: 13533 129